Sunny Skies, bred and raced by Nancy Polk's Normandy Farm, won a 4 1/2-furlong maiden special weight at Keeneland by nine lengths. The filly is trained by Ken McPeek.
Back to serious training in 2017, the only horse to beat Unique Bella will make her return to racing April 9 in the $75,000 Santa Paula Stakes at Santa Anita.
Prominent agent Steve Young recalls purchasing Rebel Stakes (G2) winner Malagacy at the 2016 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Arrowfield homebred Earth Angel, out of grade 1 winner and Australian champion Miss Finland, won by half a length at first asking March 8 at Ballarat.
In the days to come, Beasley's connections hope he'll take them full circle to a certain racetrack on a certain Saturday in May—where 24 years ago, owner Lee Lewis and trainer Mark Hennig found themselves with their only Kentucky Derby (G1) starter.
Throughout the 1960s and ‘70s, the name Darby Dan Farm and the Galbreath family were synonymous with the Triple Crown, especially the Kentucky Derby.
Grade 3 winner Super Majesty is among the horses to keep an eye on during the Feb. 6 opening session of the two-day Fasig-Tipton winter mixed sale in Lexington. Sessions begin at 10 a.m. ET daily.
The only short yearling in the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic winter mixed sale sired by 2016 leading freshman sire Dialed In was purchased by Machmer Hall Farm for $70,000 to top the one-day auction Jan. 29.
Who he really is a son of A. P. Indy, already one of the great American sires.
San Gabriel, Santa Ynez, Sham, Las Cienegas, Dania Beach, Violet Handicap, Bauhinia Sprint Handicap, Old Hat, Mucho Macho Man, Ginger Brew.
The 3-year-old Shackleford colt scored by 15 lengths under Javier Castellano over a muddy track.
Darby Dan Farm's freshman sire Dialed In held onto the title of leading North American first-crop sire, which he claimed after moving past Lane End's Union Rags in late November.
Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens will undergo hip replacement surgery next week, the legendary rider announced Dec. 13, and is unsure when or if he will return to the saddle for yet another comeback.
Using 2016 sales to find mid-market opportunity
Two dominating performances by juveniles happened back-to-back at Delta Downs Nov. 19 as Gunnevera, under jockey Javier Castellano, took the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot (gr. III) by 5 1/2 lengths.
Dialed In and Shackleford set at $15,000.
Stud fees for Medaglia d'Oro and Bernardini unchanged at $150,000 and $100,000, respectively.
The 2017 entering-year son of Medaglia d'Oro will stand for $20,000. California Chrome's 2017 fee will be decided after the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).
Arella Rockstar went from maiden claimer to grade III winner Oct. 16 at Belmont Park with a game victory over heavy favorite Cherry Lodge in the $200,000 Matron Stakes (gr. III).
For those who’ve been waiting to see what the first foals sired by recent racing stars Mucho Macho Man, Verrazano, Handsome Mike, and Goldencents look like, they’ll get their first chance Oct. 17 at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga fall mixed sale.
Only five passed the entry box for Belmont Park’s $200,000 Futurity Stakes (gr. III), with impressive first-out maiden winner Theory figuring to be the one to beat.
In order to give some insight into what buyers might expect from how the freshmen sires of 2016 are doing, we’ve come up with some statistical compilations to project where they might be long-term.
The first yearlings by Darley's Kentucky Derby winner have been lauded for their intelligence.
Bill and Corinne Heiligbrodt’s Reckling graduated in his second start, going wire-to-wire to win the first race on the Travers Day card at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 27.
- By Ron Mitchell
The only Mineshaft yearling in the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s August yearling sale is among the horses to watch during the Aug. 25 final session of the two-day open sale in Ocala, Fla.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Animal Kingdom||H. Graham Motion||
|Astrology||Steven M. Asmussen||
|Concealed Identity||Linda S. Gaudet||
|Dance City||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Dialed In||Nicholas P. Zito||
|Flashpoint||Steven M. Asmussen||
|Isn't He Perfect||Eugene Reiff||
|King Congie||Thomas Albertrani||
|Midnight Interlude||Bob Baffert||
|Mr. Commons||John A. Shirreffs||
|Mucho Macho Man||Katherine Ritvo||
|Norman Asbjornson||Carlos A. Mancilla||
|Shackleford||Dale L. Romans||
|Sway Away||Jeff Bonde||
Upcoming Stakes Entries
|Elusive Quality S.||BEL|
|Edward Babst/Albert Palacios Memorial H.||BTP|
|Roxelana Overnight S.||CD|
|William Walker S.||CD|
|Queen's Cup MPC Chase Hurdle S.||CHL|